Sprint extends IP backbone in Paris via Neo Telecoms

Sprint (NYSE: S) is continuing its ongoing IP European wireline network expansion effort with a new agreement with Neo Telecoms to extend its reach in Paris.

By leveraging Neo Telecoms' Neo WDM service, Sprint will be able to help it establish a presence in a key Paris data center. This connection will enable it to extend its growing base of Ethernet and MPLS services.

As it signs more multinational corporation customers, Sprint said it will be able to enhance its network diversity in Europe and provide low latency connectivity to the United States.

With this new connection in hand, Sprint said it will be able to help its customers access the growing suite of cloud services it is delivering in Europe, while allowing it to offer additional services on its network including SIP trunking and IP telephony.

Europe has been a key growth area for Sprint's wireline services. To date, it offers MPLS services in 157 countries and Ethernet access in 80 countries as well as in 147 cities in the United States. It has been increasing its MPLS network and Ethernet presence through E-NNI (external-network to network interconnection) agreements with other carrier partners.  

Earlier this year, it expanded the reach of its SIP trunking service into 12 European countries and in Spain it established a point of presence (PoP) with Interxion, a carrier-neutral colocation data center provider.

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